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11 Firefighters Injured In Los Angeles Blaze, Explosion

Smoke rises from the scene of a fire and surge in Los Angeles on Saturday that injured 11 firefighters.

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Smoke increases from the scene of a fire and explosion in Los Angeles on Saturday that hurt 11 firefighters.

Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP.

A fire and a surge near downtown Los Angeles on Saturday left 11 firemens hurt, according to the fire department.

Firemens showed up on scene around 6: 30 p.m. PT, according to Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas.

While firemens at first reported “moderate smoke” at the scene, Terrazas said they began an evacuation because of rising heat and smoke. The explosion happened as the firefighters left the structure.

According to Terrazas, a witness told officials firemens were seen leaving from the roofing system with their coats in flames.

Dr. Marc Eckstein, LAFD’s medical director, stated 11 firemens were taken to County-USC Medical Center. All of them were “awake and alert” on arrival, and all are anticipated to endure. The injuries varied from very first- to third-degree burns. At least one firemen is expected to require skin grafts.

4 were required to the burn intensive care system, while the others were required to the burn ward, he said.

Eckstein stated 2 firemens were on ventilators due to the fact that of “early sign of swelling of the airway.”

Dr. Carl Chudnofsky, chair of scientific emergency situation medicine at USC’s medical school, applauded the team that treated the firemens.

” This might have been horrendous,” he said.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom stated on Twitter he was “grateful for the brave firefighters and first responders on scene battling these flames tonight.”

Terrazas stated an on-scene investigation will take a number of days.

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